Chamber Concert Series

The Northern Neck Orchestra’s 2022-2023 Chamber Music Series will feature the world premiere of a sonata composed by the Northern Neck’s George Warren, a piano trio of works by Mozart and Debussy, a horn trio by Brahms and music for guitar, violin and string quartet, including selections of Brazilian music and a medley of Argentine tangos.

“The concerts will offer a rich variety music by composers from different countries, different eras and different styles performed by exceptional musicians from the Northern Neck Orchestra and featured guest artists,” said Moises Cunha, the Northern Neck Orchestra’s Concertmaster and Principal Violinist, who is Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Series.

              Concertgoers can purchase a season subscription for the entire four-concert chamber music series or buy single tickets for each concert.  Season tickets are $100 and single tickets are $30.  Students are admitted free.  All concerts begin at 2 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

Chamber Music Concert Programs

Music of America

The chamber music series will open on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road in Kilmarnock, with “Music of America, ” featuring the world premiere of George Warren’s Sonata for Violin and Piano: Central Park, William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano and John Adams’ Road Movies.  The concert will be performed by Warren at the piano and Moises Cunha on violin.

Music for Horn, Violin and Piano

The series continues with, “Music for Horn, Violin and Piano,” on November 13, 2022 at  Grace Episcopal Church, 303 S. Main Street in Kilmarnock, featuring Moises Cunha, violin, Lauren Hunt, horn, and  Andre’ Golbert, piano. The ensemble will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D-sharp minor, Franz Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A-minor and Johannes Brahms’ Horn Trio in E-flat major.

Piano Trios

The next concert, “Piano Trios,” will be performed on February 26, 2023 at Good Luck Cellars, with Moises Cunha, violin, Jake Fowler, cello, and Dawoon Chung, piano .  The program includes Arvo Part’s Mozart – Adagio, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Trio No. 1 (Divertimento) in B-flat, Claude Debussy’s, Piano Trio in G-major and Paul Schoenfeld’s Café Music.

Music for Guitar and Strings

The final concert of the series, ”Music for Guitar and Strings,” on April 30, 2023 at Good Luck Cellars features several selections of Brazilian music for solo guitar, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachiana’s Brasilierias No. 5 for Violin and Guitar, Niccolo Paganini’s Cantabile  for Violin and Guitar and Sonata Concertata, Astor Piazzolla’s Café 1930 forViolin and Guitar, a tango medley arranged by Daniel Duarte, Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in D-major for Guitar and Strings and Luigi Boccherini’s Grave assai, Fandango. Performers include Moises Cunha, violin, Daniel Duarte, guitar and the Northern Neck Orchestra String Quartet.

Artistic Director

Moises Cunha, violin

Moises Cunha, the Concertmaster, Principal Violinist and Artist-in-Residence of the Northern Neck Orchestra, is the Artistic Director of the Northern Neck Orchestra Chamber Music Series. The Brazilian-born violinist, music educator and recording artist also performs regularly with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans.  He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician with the Bahia Symphony Orchestra, Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra and Theatro Sao Pedro Chamber Orchestra.  At the invitation of renowned pianist Arnaldo Cohen, Cunha performed a solo recital at the prestigious Sala São Paulo. He also was featured alongside Grammy-Award winner conductor and composer Craig Hella Johnson as the solo violinist in Johnson’s latest work Considering Matthew Shepard. Passionate about musical outreach, Cunha is director of the Crescent City String Academy, and founding Artistic Director of the newly established Crescent City String Camp & Festival in New Orleans.

Featured Artists

Dawoon Chung, piano
Dawoon Chung has appeared as a soloist with the Indiana University Orchestra and the Gwangju Philharmonic in addition to receiving numerous awards as a winner of the Choon-Choo, Suk-Myung University, and Indianapolis Matinee competitions. This season she will make her Kennedy Center debut, appear in concerts with the Solera Quartet in Los Angeles, and give recitals in Washington D.C, Los Angeles, and St. Louis. An avid chamber musician, Chung has made appearances at the Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival, International Chamber Festival in Paris, Scotia Chamber Festival, Kirishima International Chamber Festival, Eumak Choo-Choo festival, and Boonville Festival.  Dawoon is a guest artist of Project: Music Heals Us, a non-profit organization that presents interactive classical music performances to diverse with a focus on elderly, disabled, rehabilitating, incarcerated, and homeless populations.

Daniel Duarte, guitar
Daniel Duarte is lecturer in music in guitar at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is an active guitarist, arranger, conductor and lecturer who has collected prizes in several guitar and chamber music competitions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Duarte is also a multi-instrumentalist who performs on different types of guitars and as a flutist. He earned his doctorate in music at Indiana University while focusing his academic research on the topic of Multiculturalism and Guitar Music. Duarte is the founder and director of the Indiana Guitar Ensemble. He is currently presenting concerts with fellow guitarist and Indiana University faculty member Petar Jankovic, regularly reaching audiences with their modern approach to the classical guitar repertoire at concerts and master classes.

Jake Fowler, cello
Cellist Jake Fowler is the Founding Director of the Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and frequently performs with the Houston and San Antonio Symphonies. He is also a Festival Artist at the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival in New Orleans, where he has performed with members of the Manhattan Chamber Players, Dover and Escher Quartets and the Lysander Trio. Fowler is a former tenured member of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and former Principal Cellist of the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra. He also was a regular performer with the Norfolk Chamber Consort and the Hampton Roads Chamber Players.

André Golbert, piano
Recognized internationally as an emerging musical talent, Brazilian pianist André Golbert has given professional recitals in the United States, Europe and South America. In 2015 Golbert was awarded a solo debut recital on the main stage of the prestigious Theatro São Pedro in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He has since given yearly professional recitals at this venue. In 2017, he also made his orchestral debut performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Antônio Carlos Borges-Cunha, in a concert celebrating the theater’s 159th Anniversary. Golbert has participated in several prestigious international summer music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival.

Lauren Hunt, horn
Lauren Hunt is Assistant Professor of Horn at Utah State University, where she has worked since August 2019. Winner of the International Horn Competition of America in 2013, she performs regularly with a variety of ensembles across the United States. As a soloist,  Hunt has appeared with numerous orchestras, including the Army Orchestra in Washington, DC. In recent years, she has appeared at numerous music festivals from coast, including the Marlboro Festival, Spoleto Festival, Artosphere Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Academy of the West.  Hunt has appeared at performed at prestigious chamber music festivals, including the Marlboro and Norfolk Festivals, the Phoenix Chamber Music Festival and performed a chamber music recital at Carnegie Hall.

George Hutson Warren, pianist and composer
George Warren is a classically trained composer, pianist and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Master’s degree in Music Theory and Composition – Screen Scoring from NYU Steinhardt School of Music. Warren has been praised for his musicality and virtuosity as he blends romantic, impressionist, classical and jazz styles within many of his compositions. His portfolio includes works for solo-piano, chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles, full orchestra and electronica.

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